Ephemera by megi burcl


August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
766 - 1200 yards (700 - 1097 m)
Small and Large
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I am a sucker for yarns that look awesome before I knit with them, which is probably true for all yarn collectors. I especially love long repeat, color changing yarns that are packaged as a cake. That way I can look at the top and see exactly how the colors flow from one to the next.

I designed Ephemera so that along one side of the shawl the color progression from your yarn cake is preserved with the different colors forming stripes of decreasing width. On the other side, color-blocking interrupts the yarn’s natural color progression to create a shawl with a symmetrical shape but asymmetrical patterning.

This pattern includes instructions to knit both small and large size shawls and includes gauge and yardage requirements for working the pattern in either fingering or worsted weight yarn. f you have the perfect single skein of long repeat yarn in your collection use your long repeat yarn for the odd numbered sections and substitute a second, coordinating yarn for the even numbered, color block sections. I’ve included a planning diagram to make it easy to map out any color or yarn modifications.